Emerging Collectors Circle

Emerging Collectors Circle

Transformer is proud to introduce the Emerging Collectors Circle, a membership group for young professionals, ages 21- 40, interested in exploring and engaging our dynamic, emerging artist community.

Participants in this select group have the opportunity to connect with contemporary emerging artists at an intimate level and build relationships with fellow Emerging Collectors Circle members, artists, curators and collectors in the Transformer network.

As a participant, you receive: access to special receptions for Emerging Collectors Circle members, discounted tickets to Transformer events and programs, private studio and collection visits with contemporary arts leaders, and more.

Educational, as well as social, Transformer's Emerging Collectors Circle offers incomparable insights into collecting and connoisseurship through unique social gatherings with like-minded peers.


  • Access to exclusive Emerging Collectors Circle events, including private receptions with artists and creatives, artist studio visits, and visits to private collections.

  • First access to tickets for Transformer fundraisers and events.

  • Special rates on artwork purchases through Transformer's exhibition series or FlatFile program.

  • Subscription to bi-monthly Emerging Collectors Circle email.

Annual membership for the Emerging Collectors Circle is $150. If you are interested in joining, please email Transformer's Development & Operations Manager Cara Leepson at, cara@transformerdc.org for more information.

Transformer + Up Top Acres Present an *Exclusive* Emerging Collectors Circle Event:

A ROOFTOP DINNER with Buck's Fishing & Camping + Chef Brad Deboys

August 20, 2017 at 7pm
Up Top Acres Farm, 55 M Street SE

To celebrate the launch of Transformer's new Emerging Collectors Circle, Up Top Acres and Transformer invite you to join us for a summer farm to table dinner on the Up Top Acre's rooftop farm. 

The four course seasonal menu will highlight ingredients grown on the farm at Up Top Acres - emphasizing an intimate, hyper-local dining experience.

Expanding on concepts in Transformer's summer exhibition, homegrown, a limited edition zine featuring recipes from DC based artists will be produced for the event. Guests will have the opportunity to engage with artists from Transformer's FlatFile program, sip on cocktails crafted by Republic Restoratives, and indulge in a delectable dinner crafted by a Chef Brad Deboys.

A limited number of tickets will be available for the general public, join the Emerging Collectors Circle today to reserve your space!



One (1) Annual Membership to Transformer's Emerging Collectors Circle + One (1) Ticket to Up Top Acres Rooftop Dinner


FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Cara Leepson at, cara@transformerdc.org

The Emerging Collectors Circle Rooftop Dinner is sponsored by Buck's Fishing & Camping, Republic Restoratives, Up Top Acres, and support from the Innovative Members of Transformer's Emerging Collectors Circle.